Delta State Comes Alive With Ughelli NLO Pre-Season Soccer Tournament

  The home of grassroot football in the Niger Delta region, Delta State, will be agog this February with the best of football made in the Nationwide League One, NLO, as the famous Ughelli Pre-season tournament will take the center stage. Various NLO clubs will take part in this year’s edition of the tournament that will be staged at the Ughelli Township Stadium beginning from February 29th. The 16-team competition is opened to all teams from NLO 1, 2, and 3, and registration fee is twenty thousand naira. All 16…

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Jifas Ogbon Congratulates Ohworode Of Olomu At 103

Senior Special Assistant to Delta State Governor on Youth Development, Prince Sony Jifas Ogbon has congratulated the Ohworode Of Olomu Kingdom, HRM Dr. Richard Layeguen Ogbon, Oghoro 1, JP+, RDN on his 103rd birthday, In his birthday wishes Jifas said, Only King can achieve such feat that the Royal Cannon of Anglican Communion hsa achieved. According to Jifas Sony Ogbon, “The Ohworode righteous way of life, sincerity and love for all his subjects without discriminationhas earned him this longevity   “And his continuous efforts in ensuring that Delta State is…

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Gunmen Abduct Atiku’s Mother in Delta

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have a woman simply identified as Mrs.  Angelina, mother of a First Bank manager in one of the branches in Delta State, Philip Atiku, at her Oguname-Olomu residence in Ughelli South local government area of Delta State. The victim, Angelina Atiku, aged 65, was whisked away by the hoodlums who stormed her residence at about 8p.m. Though details of the incident was sketchy as at press time, sources at the scene of the incident disclosed that the arm wielding gunmen numbering four, forced her into…

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Bandits Butcher 3 Drivers, 4 Passengers In Delta

  By Chancel B. Sunday BOMADI—Armed robbers, on Tuesday, have again butchered three drivers of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, N.U.R.T.W, a conductor and four passengers along the dreadful Bomadi-Ohoror road in Delta state. A victim, Mrs Ebi, a trader and who sustained a deep machete wound, narrated that the incident occurred around 5.30 am at the same dilapidated spot near Odorubu community in Patani council area. She said, “we ran into the robbers at the bad spot near Odorubu. The robbers came out of the bush, all…

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‘THE ISOKO ETHNIC NATIONALITY: IN TIME PERSEPECTIVE’ BY ENDURANCE O EDAFEWOTU: A REJOINDER

  1. The attention of Igbide Clan has been drawn to a book by Mr. Endurance O Edafewotu titled, ‘The Isoko Ethnic Nationality: In Time Perspective’. While we commend the author for his effort in attempting to reveal some aspects of the roots and customs of Isoko people, we are constrained to point out some glaring and unacceptable inaccuracies and assumptions in the history of Igbide Clan which, if not challenged, may be erroneously quoted by future generations as authentic history. 2a. While introducing his perspective on Igbide, one of…

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DESOPADEC Officials Inspect Projects In Isoko Nation

  Officials of the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Commission, DESOPADEC led by its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Bashorun Askia Ogieh stormed Isoko Nation for project Inspection tour Speaking, Askia said, “The Project inspection is aimed at accessing the level of work done so far for possible commissioning. According to The DESOPADEC Boss, “We came to see for ourselves the completion level of the projects inspected to enable us plan for the commissioning. Areas visited for the inspection includes, Lecturers Guest House and a Modern Hostel, Infrastructural Development…

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Supreme Court Ruling : Okowa Victory Is A Sign Of Stronger Delta -Ogbon

 By Philo Ezewu Following the victory of governor Ifeanyi Okowa over Chief Great Ogboru at the Nigeria Apex Court, Special Assistant to the Governor on Youths Development, Prince Sony Jifas Ogbon has described the victory of Okowa as a sign of stronger Delta. In a congratulatory message, Prince Ogbon said, “The resounding victory in the just concluded governorship ruling at the Apex Court, indicates that truly, the judiciary is transparent and upright in its judgment. According to him, This is a confirmation of the judgment delivered by the Election Tribunal and…

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Ogboru Vs Okowa: Legal Distraction Over As DESOPADEC MD, Askia Congratulates Okowa

  Following the victory of the Delta State governor, Sen Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa over Great Ogboru at the Supreme Court, the Managing Director/CEO of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Bashorun Askia Ogieh has congratulated Governor Okowa According to Askia, “The nuisance and distraction of the legal tussle is over, just as he called on Ogboru to join hands with the Governor in consolidating the foundation for a Stronger Delta. “Despite the distractions of the opposition, Governor Okowa has been focused in delivering democracy dividends throughout the nooks…

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Afiesere Community Boils Over Leadership Tussle

  BY JOEL GRANDBALL, TWO persons have been allegedly shot at Afisiere community in Ughelli North local government area of Delta State at the weekend following leadership tussle that has engulfed the community. It was gathered that a group of persons had in a failed attempt to dethrone the current leadership of the community which resulted to the shooting of one Anthony Apiloko and a Motorcyclist. Afiesere community has been embroiled in a leadership tussle following calls by a section of the community led by one Chief Evans Akponana on…

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Okowa Aide Presents Welding Equipments To Empowerment Beneficiary

  By Joel Grandball, Special Assistant to Delta State Governor on DESOPADEC Matters, Hon Prosper Edo has presented a complete set of welding equipments to one of the beneficiaries of his free empowerment scheme, Mr. Akpoviroro Ugala. Presenting the equipments at a get together party organized by Omonotomo Political Forum to mark the end of 2019, at Igbide in Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State, Edo expressed gratitude to God and the spirit of determination by the forum. He said, “Yesterday, my Political group organized a Get Together…

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